Archive for May, 2008

Kerala’s Answer to Linkin Park!! – Avial

Just came across this video on YouTube… First I am i had ever heared to a mal rock song. And trust me it rocked! .. I like bands from kerala like motherjane or slingshot and this is another band which adds to my favorites list .. Avial. Check out the video n the song below… its surely India’s answer to Linkin Park 🙂



Though I had mentioned about this in my previous blog…  was listening to this track by Rahman from Alaipayuthe / Saathiya… Just thought of writing down the meaning of this.

mAngalyam tantunAnena mama jIvanA hethunA
kaNThe: badhnami subhage! sanjIva Sarada: Satam

meaning …

This is a sacred thread. This is essential for my long life.

I tie this around your neck, O maiden having many auspicious attributes!

May you live happily for a hundred years

A great thought in which even I agree and I would follow.. but still confused about marriage :)!

Jaane tu ya jaane na!

Listen to the awesome song of the movie here….

some great compositions by Rahman….

And dont forget to check out the Logic Pro 8 at

sound engineering re-invented!

Ada – A great music journey 1 – Meherbaan

Grabbed the copy of the maestro’s latest offering in the evening…  and its 2:30 am here..  its being played continuously  and i guess i might not sleep today as i can’t enough of it.  My way of listening to a Rahman Album is, start with one song ( which is most likely to be the one sung by himself), and I did the same with Ada..  Meherbaan is the one on my mind rite now. Its the one which is playing for last 3 hours continuously.  So probably I will post my opinions on this song and then will cover the other tracks in the coming posts.

Meherbaan Sung and Composed by A R Rahman,  Lyrics by Raqueeb Alam

The song starts off with a piano ( close your eyes and you will see rahman on the piano while listening ) … piano some what sounds similar to the one heared in “Shauk Hai”, but a bit faster. Rahman has sung it so well,  I get goose bumps when he sings “Tere bina mein hun be zameen, Tere bina mein be aaasman… Meherbaan” … and then starts humming ( oh breathtaking!)… with meherbaan in the background..

Rahman sings in his trademark high pitch…  then his voice becomes ultra smooth when he sings “Tu hai nazar, main hun nazara” …… a pause … “meharbaan”

What a song! …. I am going for a repeat.

It was drizzling in bangalore 2 hours back and was driving through the koramangala inner ring road at a speed of 15 kms… ( on the way to the airport to pick up a friend ) and Meherbaan in the background. Try it guys… you will fall in love all over again..

I Have always wondered, why in a Rahman album, the song sung by him goes around in my head for a longer time ( i get addicted ! ) , than any other song! … probably because I feel only he can justify his composition than any other singer.

A for meherbaan…. 6 out of 5 stars…
A bonus star for making me realise how beautiful love is….  thanks Rahman!

Run Bangalore Run!

are u running…. i am !! 🙂 lets c how much i finish though 🙂

and they loose it again…

royal challengers… no more hopes from you guys!

A comeback!

Finally, i thought i should get back to blogging, reason… well i dont know, just felt like so i am here.

Well congratulations Mr. Felipe Massa for a great 3rd victory in a row.  You well deserve this!

Coming to the IPL fever ( thank god i am not bitten ) , today is a deceive match for the Bangalore Royal Challengers, after their bad performance they really need to come back today to save their asses… probably from the public or from Mr. Mallya for sure. Lets see if his ‘test’ team can with this T20 match.

Anyways I am in love with this song…  thankx Rahman for doing a non-periodical movie, though you are best at it but we need to hear something like boyz again:).. Here goes the video…

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On the beach : Thats me on the Virgin Beach, Cannanore, Kerala. Clicked by my friend Jatin.



"Music has no destination. It's endless. Music is the thing that unites people. There's so much of hatred in the world, that I'm just blessed to be a musician." - A R Rahman

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